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Posted by Mike Pearson on January 12, 2002 20:25:15 UTC

Hi Harv,
In the following,
I'm not being defensive...I'm just replying,
I hope courteously. The tone is relaxed.
How about giving me a civil answer as to the following points.

Harv wrote:
"It sends your credibility out the window
and . . ."

Are you playing tit for tat for when I quoted
Harv from

Harv wrote:
" . . .any and all approaches to conceptualize the world is through the senses, and I an[d] many others contend, that pragmatic considerations is our connection with the world (not logic and not math)."

Thank you, "Mr. Science." Or is it "Mr. God?"

"I think, discourages a real interest in this forum by others who might normally be tempted to jump in..."

Today, I counted 45 posts *not by me* in the past 24 hours. That's above average for daily posts. (smile)
Do we need more persons to "jump in" who evaluate who's speaking more than they evaluate the merit of the comments/threads?" You hardly commented on my posts. You might succeed in discouraging me from posting. What an accompolishment from a guy who said,

I don't know whether you have consulted with the list moderator on this. Is this a request by the list moderator? Would that be in the scholarly tradition of the great Sir William Huggins, who discovered through studying specral lines that the heavenly bodies are made of the same elements as are found on Earth?

Harv wrote:

"Why don't you just use one name and speak the way that you are capable?"

" post under different names and even reply to yourself..."

I don't know your name. I use my real name, as the log-in requests. Is "Harv" your "real name"...the name you sign on papers you write or your checks?

Harv wrote:
I really enjoy your comments sometimes and at other times am really turned off.

It would be a service if you would make a brief list of my comments which really turned you off.

Yes, I've had this problem before...turned someone off, apparently . . .at Eastern Washington University, from persons who in the great religious traditions, through deceptive practices (a form of racketeering), kept me from getting completing a teaching certificate but still collected the money which I am asked to repay for service they did not deliver. Yes, I answer back. But they took money and conspired to deceive...maybe because what I said,"Really turned them off." I tried to get help from the interns at Gonzaga Law School's pro bono office, but two weeks after my initial contact, after I gave them a folder of evidence, they said, "Oops, we just remembered, our legal relationship with Eastern Washington University means we can't help you." A Catholic law school, btw.

Yes, Harv, we should all be careful what we say. A Greek physician (Galen) succeeded through similar tactics in burying the atom theory of Democritus, where it stayed buried 'til modern times. Meanwhile, that physician didn't know his own field. He taught that the muscles are animated by "spirits."

If you meant something else, like "read between the lines" then please explain.

Warm regards,
Michael "Mikey" "Mike" "M.W." Pearson "Applemoon"

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